IRIS, an initiative of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), is a voluntary multi-stakeholder certification system for labor recruiters developed to support ethical recruitment of migrant workers. It is comprised of an international standard, certification scheme, and a compliance and monitoring mechanism. For businesses and migrant workers, IRIS serves as a due diligence tool forInternational Recruitment Integrity System (IRIS) Advisory [Read More]
This project explored market acceptance of the potential of allowing producer organizations to design their own, individualized development paths (by creating their own ‘impact plans’) in line with a standard based on principles (rather than mandatory requirements). Enabling Outcomes along with Connective Impact carried out interviews with traders, retailers and brands to assess the potentialFairtrade Impact-Based Standards Market Research [Read More]
The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB) contracted Enabling Outcomes to review their risk management standard. Enabling Outcomes interviewed key stakeholders and standards and certification schemes, and made recommendations as to how RSB could improve the standard and associated certification processes. This provided RSB with the guidance they needed to release a revised standard in 2014.Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials Risk Management Guidance [Read More]
ISEAL, the global membership organization for sustainability standards, has implemented a mechanism to assess member compliance with ISEAL Codes of Good Practice. Caren Holzman has been selected as an evaluator focused on standards and is conducting compliance assessments for prospective ISEAL members.
This paper seeks to identify existing and emerging innovations and best practice in sustainability certification that enable fair and beneficial inclusion of Artisanal and Small-Scale Miners (ASM). It relies on lessons for artisanal and small-scale mining from the agricultural sectors, where certification has been operational for some time. These innovations could increase the inclusivity ofScaling-up certification in artisanal and small-scale mining: Innovations for inclusivity [Read More]